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ASPT are hiring!

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Due to continued demand we have an exciting opportunity for a new Personal Trainer to join our team at Ally Saville Personal Training.

The ideal candidate will have extensive Personal Training and group class experience, be a motivated self-starter and have a passion for working in the health and fitness industry. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for a flexible, enjoyable and rewarding career working with a team of industry specialists.

Essential qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 2 ...
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Weight Loss Shouldn’t be confusing

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Listening to the radio on the way to work and having read a couple of articles this morning I decided to write this short blog post on why weight loss doesn’t have to be complicated. 

To bring you up to date a little the National Obesity Forum released a report this week stating that eating a high fat diet could help the obesity epidemic in this country and subsequently reduced the number of case of Type 2 Diabetes. This was then challenged by public health ...

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Protein….the benefits and how much do I need?

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What is protein?

Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Protein is found in hair, nails, bone muscles and cells and are involved in most functions within the body, therefore its pretty important we keep levels topped up right?! Protein rich foods include meats, fish, nuts and pulses, eggs, milk ...

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Bulk or cut?…that is the question!

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As a Personal Trainer I am frequently asked by clients if it possible to reduce body fat and add muscle to their frame at the same time?

Most of you will think yeh sure and plan your training diary by firing in weight sessions to add some muscle and add a couple of cardio sessions to eat away tummy fat! Unfortunately it isn’t as easy as ...

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Why am I not losing weight?? Part 2.

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1. You are making the wrong exercise choices

 

ZUMBA??Of course if you are a beginner you need to gradually ease yourself into exercise, learn techniques and good form etc etc, however far too many people stroll through workouts barely breaking a sweat. Your body needs to be challenged, it needs to be put under stress, your body needs to know it has had it’s ass kicked so it can come back bigger ...

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Why am I not losing weight?? Part 1.

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1. Underestimating kcal consumption

You eat too much. This may sound incredibly obvious but you must be in a calorie deficit to lose body fat, i.e you must burn more calories that you consume. Many individuals I come across believe they are not consuming many calories until I have them write it down and track calorie consumption. It then becomes evident that they are consuming much more that they thought.

Use a calorie tracker and put everything down you eat, this ...

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